Patents by Inventor The Procter & Gamble Company

The Procter & Gamble Company has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20140296571
    Abstract: This invention relates to microorganisms that convert a carbon source to propionate. The invention provides genetically engineered microorganisms that carry out the conversion, as well as methods for producing propionate by culturing the microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Publication number: 20140291116
    Abstract: An orienting apparatus and method are disclosed. In one embodiment, the orienting apparatus is for orienting articles and for conveying the articles in a spaced apart relationship in a direction. The articles being conveyed have at least two opposing ends. The orienting apparatus includes a conveyor comprising at least a portion extending in the direction for assisting in conveying the articles in a spaced apart relationship. At least one rotatable platform is joined to the conveyor at a location. The rotatable platform is rotatable about an axis that is perpendicular to the conveyor at the location. One end of an article may be placed in contact with the rotatable platform. A device in operational communication with the rotatable platform rotates at least one platform and the article in contact therewith. The device for rotating the platform does not directly contact the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Publication number: 20140275184
    Abstract: A cosmetic composition suitable for topical application is provided. In some examples, the cosmetic composition can include glycerin, hexyldecanol, a vitamin B compound, and one or more materials selected from the group consisting of 1,2-pentanediol, 1,4-pentanediol, 2,4-pentanediol, 1,5-pentanediol, 1,2-butanediol, 1,3-butanediol, 1,4-butanediol, 2,3-butanediol, 1,2-hexanediol, 1,5-hexanediol, 1,6-hexanediol, 2,5-hexanediol, hexylene glycol, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20140203059
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the nip force between a fixed roll having a first longitudinal axis and a pivoting roll pivotable about a pivot axis and having a second longitudinal axis is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventor: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20140072533
    Abstract: A method for indentifying test agents that exhibit prebiotic activity on human skin commensal microorganisms and cosmetic compositions that include such agents. The method includes providing a test culture of a test agent, a human skin commensal microorganism and a minimal carbon medium. The method provides a time efficient and cost effective way to predict in vivo prebiotic activity of a test agent on skin commensal microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Publication number: 20140062663
    Abstract: An article having a conductive body, a magnetic diverter, and a communication device is described. The magnetic diverter is positioned on an outer surface of the conductive body. The magnetic diverter covers a substantial portion of the outer surface of the conductive body. A communication device is positioned on the outer surface of the diverter or may be recessed therein. The communication device is capable of signal coupling with a reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Publication number: 20130337244
    Abstract: A flexible material for a flexible container can include a first laminate and a second laminate joined to at least a portion of the first laminate by at least one seal. The first laminate can include a first gas barrier layer disposed between first and second sealable layers, wherein the first and second sealable layers define opposed exterior layers of the first laminate. The second laminate can include a third sealable layer defining an exterior layer of the second laminate, and a second gas barrier layer. The at least one seal joins a portion of the third sealable layer to at least a portion of the second sealable layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Publication number: 20130315843
    Abstract: A personal care composition and method of using a personal care composition having menthol and/or hydrogen peroxide and a TRPA1 and/or TRPV1 receptor antagonists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Publication number: 20130281953
    Abstract: An absorbent article for feminine hygiene, comprising: a body contacting layer; a garment contacting layer; and an absorbent core disposed between the body contacting layer and the garment contacting layer. The absorbent core has a core edge. The core edge defines a core region within the core edge and an outer region outside the core region. The body contacting layer and the garment contacting layer extend outward into the outer region and joined together in the outer region. The garment contacting layer may have a graphic printed on the body facing surface or the body contacting layer may have a graphic printed on the garment facing surface. The body contacting layer has a first light transmittance so that the graphic can be seen through the body contacting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Publication number: 20130269137
    Abstract: A melamine-based foam block for cleaning has lines of frangibility that separate the melamine-based block into pads that are delineated. A melamine-based foam block for cleaning has lines of frangibility that separate the melamine-based foam block into pads that are different sizes and that are delineated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Publication number: 20130221575
    Abstract: A high productivity injection molding method and machine that includes a mold having a first mold part and a second mold part, at least one of the first mold parts and the second mold parts being formed from a material having an average thermal conductivity of 51.9 W/m-° C. or greater, the high productivity injection molding machine having a useful life of more than 1 million injection molding cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Publication number: 20130220544
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a new use for water-stable, oil-modified, nonreactive alkyd resins. It has now been found that such resins can be used as the predominant component of a construction adhesive employed in the manufacture of disposable absorbent articles, for example. As such, the construction adhesive need not employ plasticizers, tackifiers, and conventional polymers required by hot-melt adhesives typically used as construction adhesives. Furthermore, in the manufacture of disposable absorbent articles, the construction adhesive containing a water-stable, oil-modified, nonreactive, alkyd resin does not need to be processed or applied at the high temperatures required of construction adhesives containing reactive alkyds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Publication number: 20130219827
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for formation, filling, and sealing unit dose packages for consumer products are described herein. A filling system with a filling control system is also disclosed. Although the filling system is described in conjunction with a method for forming, filling, and sealing unit dose packages, the filling system and filling control system can be used in other dispensing processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Publication number: 20130219832
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for formation, filling, and sealing unit dose packages for consumer products are described herein. A filling system with a filling control system is also disclosed. Although the filling system is described in conjunction with a method for forming, filling, and sealing unit dose packages, the filling system and filling control system can be used in other dispensing processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventor: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130220563
    Abstract: Soft and strong fibrous structures and more particularly soft and strong fibrous structures that contains less softwood fibers than known fibrous structures and methods for making such soft and strong fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Publication number: 20130224327
    Abstract: An injection mold assembly for a high output consumer product injection molding machine, the injection mold assembly having a simplified cooling system. The simplified cooling system has a cooling complexity factor of less than three, preferably less than two, more preferably less than one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventor: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130219830
    Abstract: In one aspect, an absorbent product includes a package and at least n absorbent articles contained in the package (n is greater than 10). Each of the absorbent articles has a body contacting surface and a garment contacting surface. Each of the absorbent articles includes a component material disposed between the body contacting surface and the garment contacting surface. The component material has a printed graphic which is seen through either the body contacting or garment contacting surfaces. The n graphics of the n absorbent articles are different from each other, and preferably have a predetermined association. In another aspect, a method is directed to printing a graphic on a sheet material which will become a component material for the absorbent articles. In another aspect, a method is directed to producing the absorbent product including the package and the n absorbent articles contained in the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Publication number: 20130221582
    Abstract: A process for making an embossed web. A precursor web is provided between a forming structure and a static pressure plenum. The forming structure has a plurality of discrete apertures or depressions. Pressure is provided by the static pressure plenum against the precursor web and the forming structure to force the precursor web into the apertures or depressions of forming structure to form the embossed web. The resulting embossed web has a plurality of discrete extended elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Publication number: 20130219631
    Abstract: A method for treating stained fabric using a package. The package can have a backing layer having a second side and a pouch layer joined thereto to form a pouch. A fluid pervious contact substrate can be joined to a first side of the backing layer. The pouch can contain a stain treatment fluid. The package can have a first position in which first and second planar regions of the backing layer are substantially in plane with one another. The package can have a second position in which first planar region and second planar region are in a substantially angularly facing relationship. In the second position the pouch can be in fluid communication with the contact substrate. The stain treatment fluid can include a surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Publication number: 20130226125
    Abstract: A wearable absorbent article comprising a reusable outer cover and a disposable absorbent insert is provided. The disposable absorbent insert comprises a substantially liquid impermeable backsheet. The reusable outer cover comprises a bending stiffness peak force, measured according to the Bending Stiffness Test. The bending stiffness peak force of the reusable outer cover is less than or equal to 0.20 Newtons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company